Land O'Lakes launches nutritional additives focus in animal feed

PMI Nutritional Additives to focus on nutrient utilization and gut health and integrity in livestock.

Land O'Lakes Inc. announced Dec. 16 the launch of a nutritional additives focus within its animal nutrition business.

Known as PMI Nutritional Additives, the business will work with all feed nutritionists, manufacturers, veterinarians and producers seeking to deliver value, efficacy and strong results through their livestock feed.

PMI Nutritional Additives is focused on products that optimize performance in animals in two key areas: (1) nutrient utilization and (2) gut health and integrity, the announcement said. There are several nutritional additives available for poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle, and more will follow.

"Within the animal production industry, Land O'Lakes' animal nutrition business delivers proven feed solutions backed by extensive research know-how both in-house, through our animal nutrition Ph.Ds, and in the field," said Dave Hoogmoed, chief operating officer for animal nutrition. "With our nutritional additives business, we're extending our research capabilities, partnerships and distribution to meet the needs of a growing segment of customers."

In addition to extensive research capabilities, PMI Nutritional Additives products are backed by practical insights and expertise in how to use products in U.S.-based formulations as well as a deep understanding of the health, management and nutrition dynamic within each specie group, the company said. Strong partnerships with companies across the world ensure access to advanced feed components providing diverse feed additive competency.

"This is a natural and exciting extension of our quality, innovation and expertise," said Tim Makens, general manager of PMI Nutritional Additives. "We really view this as another way we can work with our partners to ensure the highest levels of performance in America’s livestock."

More about PMI Nutritional Additives and its products is available here.

Land O'Lakes, one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from farm production to consumer foods. With 2014 annual sales of more than $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives.

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